Banks

How to win at an IPO in the middle of a global meltdown

As more choose to communicate online rather than conduct face-to-face meetings amid the COVID-19 pandemic, InnoCare Pharma’s successful virtual IPO shows that investors can get the message and many of them are very willing to pay.
March 24, 2020

Why Yes Bank’s bailout has panicked markets

State Bank of India’s agreement to buy Yes Bank stems from the central bank’s aspiration to maintain trust in the country’s financial system. However, as bank share prices and deposits fall, not everyone is reassured.
March 22, 2020

The central banker with no capital markets

The challenges are significant when 85% of the population is unbanked and the country has no capital markets. The acting governor of Da Afghanistan Bank outlines his plans to build from the ground up, promote financial inclusion, and learn from countries like Cambodia.
March 12, 2020

Country Awards: Nominations are now open!

FinanceAsia's prestigious Country Awards is now open for submissions. With an exciting new list of categories and a fresh submissions criteria, all the information you need to take part is here.
March 05, 2020

Sri Lanka co-opts its banks (again) to kick start economic growth

The new government wants to get growth back to a level that befits the country’s promise. One key route is a moratorium on loans. The rating agencies loathe the idea, but the country’s leading bankers and economists give a broadly positive assessment.
February 16, 2020